the place to be

the place to be    

Back Porch Bistro

There's no better place to dine in Elkhart Lake than at our Back Porch Bistro! Our chef creates dishes that will tempt your palate and leave you feeling satisfied after an excellent meal by our cozy fireplace, or dine al fresco under the stars with the absolute best view of beautiful Elkhart Lake.  Our chef, Neil Broske designs a menu that changes with the seasons and we have an excellent wine list!  We use marketplace local produce when possible, artisanal Wisconsin cheese and only the best ingredients.  We age our own steaks, our pizza dough is hand rolled, we serve fresh homemade bread and sinfully delicious desserts crafted from scratch.  Stephanie Hook is our amazing head chef and Mary Salzwedel manages the restaurant.  All of this  to assure you that your dining pleasure is our utmost reward.  Open DAILY Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend at 5 pm for dinner!

We welcome families with our Children's Menu and Children's Play Corner and everyone will enjoy our authentic Shuffle Board and long wooden bar.  Our decor is filled with antiques, offbeat pieces of furniture and local artist's work on display, for a nice warm and relaxing ambience.

Interesting for history buffs, this historic 2 story building on the lake with the Back Porch Bistro on the lower lake level and our THEATRE on the upper level ~ once was a speak easy during the Roaring 20's Prohibition era, boasting Chicago gangsters, plenty of illegal booze and unlawful gambling.  Elkhart Lake openly defied the no alcohol law, in fact, the local sheriff enjoyed the lure of ill gotten gains as much as anyone!

For reservations,  The Back Porch Bistro is at 283 Victorian Village Dr, Elkhart Lake, WI, call the direct line phone number at 920-876-3645 or call our Hotel Desk at 920-876-3323 or toll free 877-860-9988.  Plan your next Party or Special Event with us!   Ask for Tara Moen, our Special Events Coordinator.  Either call the Hotel phone number above or Tara's email is taramoen@vicvill.com , she can help you with all of the details to make your party special

Click HERE for a printable pdf copy of our current Banquet Menu ~ menu items and prices are subject to change at any time.


Here's a few pictures of the Back Porch Bistro and our delicious food, wine and cocktails! Food photos by Adina St. John.

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